originally posted by: Stormdancer777
a reply to: mahatche
Regardless, what is happening over there is very real
I can still hear screams of children we left behind: JONATHAN RUGMAN, the first British journalist to fly to Mount Sinjar, reports on a desperate crush of humanity
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Mount Sinjar stinks of death. The few Yazidis who have managed to escape its clutches can tell you why. “Dogs were eating the bodies of the dead,” said Haji Khedev Haydev, 65, who ran through the lines of Islamic State jihadists surrounding it. On Sunday night, I became the first western journalist to reach the mountains where tens of thousands of Yazidis, a previously obscure Middle Eastern sect, have been taking refuge from the Islamic State forces that seized their largest town, Sinjar. I was on board an Iraqi Army helicopter, and watched as hundreds of refugees ran towards it to receive one of the few deliveries of aid to make it to the mountain. The helicopter dropped water and food from its open gun bays to them as they waited below. General Ahmed Ithwany, who led the mission, told me: “It is death valley. Up to 70 per cent of them are dead.”
originally posted by: DeadSeraph
a reply to: Britguy
Some great points here, but in the interim, I'd suggest there is a good way to stunt their growth:
originally posted by: tony9802
a reply to: b14warrior
I suppose the little children should be considered the martyr's of Christ, and that they would pass over quickly to heaven become Angels immediately upon suffering a brief but immediate rebirth to God Almighty.. it is better for them to be with Jesus Christ than to remain there--
I found myself picking up drooping and dehydrated children, taking them to the back of the helicopter to recover. I saw a toddler trapped under several people until her hysterical mother dragged her to safety.
Helicopters in flight are noisy places. But in my head, I can still hear the sobbing of those lucky enough to escape yesterday.
And I can see the others too: a desperate crush of humanity, screaming at us for mercy, but never making it aboard.
Jonathan Rugman - Foreign Affairs Corresponden
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